Re: [gardeners] Transplanting glads

Kathy Kennedy (
Mon, 14 Feb 2000 21:57:22 -0600

If they bother you, dig them up, with as much soil as possible, and move
them now.  Take the opportunity to amend the soil well in the old and new
spots. If you're feeling lazy, wait until fall.  I think they'll be OK
either way.

The wait-until-fall advice is geared toward maximizing the corms for the
future.  The dig-and-move-now advice is geared toward controlling the
appearance of this season's garden.

Around here we have to store them indoors over winter, and replant the next
season,  if we really want to keep them going.  I have several boxes of
corms in the basement.  A few volunteers come up here and there where I have
missed them in the fall clean-up, a nice surprise, but sometimes out of
proportion to the current year's plantings.

Someone more in your zone may have other ideas.  Anyone?

--Kathy in Missouri

----- Original Message From: Ron Hay -----
> Spring is certainly upon us in Southern California. A welcome week of
> drizzly rain, too, or so it appears. Our pomagrantes are budding out,
> and the various daylillies are poking up their little green heads out of
> the soil, along with various crocuses and scillas.
> The glads are also coming up, as well, which presents problems.  When we
> bought our home a couple of years ago, there were, literally, a couple
> of glads, very poorly placed, at the edge of our rose garden, and cheek
> by jowel with our thriving passionfruit vine. We never expected the
> number of progeny those glads have produced...right in the middle of the
> rose garden! Consequently, the leaves got shredded every time we had
> wind, which is rare in these parts, but strong when we do have it.
> We have an ongoing debate in our home as to whether we should transplant
> the glads now, or wait until fall, when they die back. Any suggestions?